Sharing the struggle and the miracle of Israel! The Yishai Fleisher show is a popular English-language podcast exploring Israeli life, politics, and Jewish thought. Drawing on his experience as a journalist, legal and biblical scholar, IDF soldier, and spokesman for the Jewish Community of Hebron, Yishai sheds light on everything from global and Middle East news to weekly Bible/Torah study, health, family, and of course, the amazing rebirth of Israel.
The Texas Edition
Yishai is on the road with the family and having BIG Texas thoughts about the Israeli government's wrong-headed bid to reenter UNESCO and about the authencity of Palestine - Palestine Texas, that is! Also the Torah portion of Ekev, where God cuts the Jews down to the right size!
Ben & Jerry's Gate
On the road, Yishai monologues about the power of the Biblical narrative in the lives of average people - and Israel's lackluster promotion of that narrative - which results in the Ben and Jerry’s edict against Judea. Also, some key verses in the Torah portion of Va'etchanan including an explanation of what Jewish wisdom really is.
Build Back Better the Temple
9 Days and almost 9th of Av, Yishai and Malkah go positive on Israel and mark the progress of the Jewish State even in the current bumpy period. Then, Rav Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to inaugurate the Book of Devarim and discuss the simplicity of entering the Land with God.
Arab Reunification Law, Haredi Subsidies, and Surfside Disaster
Yishai and Malkah get into the nitty-gritty and philosophy of an Israeli law to block Arab family reunification and the coalition's efforts to block state subsidies to Ultra-Orthodox families - both of which are core issues that affect where Israel is going. Then, Gabe Groisman, Mayor of Bal Harbour, on the pain and strength behind the Surfside disaster.
Why Singing Hatikva on the Temple Mount is Illegal
Yishai & Malkah talk about the fear of defending a tribal Israel in liberal circles, about getting detained for singing Hatikva on the Temple Mount, and about the rise of next gen Biblical leaders in the Torah portion of Pinchas - including the courageous Daughters of Tzlafchad. Then, Alex Traiman, Jerusalem Bureau Chief of JNS.org, on the challenge of the new Israeli government's international diplomacy.
A Rainbow Flag in Jerusalem?
Yishai and Malkah discuss the recent posting of a Gay Pride flag over the Jewish State's Foreign Ministry and the challenge it brings to those Israelis who believe Israel should represent ancestral Jewish values. Then, Rabbi Yishai on the Torah portion of Balak, the evil wizard who came to curse Israel, and whose problematic outlook can teach us something positive.
Yishai is just wonderful in each episode of this podcast! It’s informative and up-to-date on what’s happening in Israel and worldwide. I listen faithfully each week and appreciate his weekly emails too. There is always something going on and you get more of the backstory than by just subscribing to the regular news. Yishai puts a human perspective on the real situation of Israeli/Jewish survival. I finally feel connected with current events!
Great show and insight
Thanks Yishai , from the St. Louis , Mo.
Brightens up my day with insights from another world. These two duos are a sure highlight of my week. A connection to depth of experience and the Land of Israel are a sure takeaway from every single beautiful podcast.